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Betsy Devos: A Charming Lady That’s Ferocious Politically

Everyone knows Betsy DeVos nowadays, but that’s only because President Trump appointed her to lead the nation’s education as the Secretary of Education. Before she took on that job, she had to go through a hearing where the American people got to know her.

 

It wasn’t a great time for her. For one of her answers, Betsy talked about how schools might need to fend off grizzly bear attacks. To most people, this answer seemed a bit irrational.

 

A lot of people laughed at this lady who seemed inexperienced, but the reality is that there’s more to this lady than meets the eye. Even though people don’t know her nationally, Betsy has been in politics one way or another for more than 30 years. She’s led committees and done other types of political activities. Betsy has been a strong member of the Republican Party. She even married a man who ran for governor in the state of Michigan. That man was Dick DeVos though he never became governor.

 

The reason Betsy was chosen for this role is that she’s quite an effective leader in the fight for charter schools and the voucher program. In essence, she believes people should have the ability to choose the schools their children attend, be it public, private, or even religious. Betsy believes parents should be given vouchers to get this done.

 

Her ideas took off in Michigan, and she was hoping to bring those ideas to her position as the Secretary of Education. She wasn’t able to transform the nation, but she did her best. It was obvious that this wasn’t going to be an easy battle to win. There are many drawbacks to the voucher program, like the fact that it seems to underserve poorer communities.

 

There’s no telling what more she can do in the future. She might not seem experienced, and she might give off a meek demeanor, but she seems to be quite the firecracker and someone to watch.